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SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2018

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SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2017

13. Todd-AO Festival
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Todd-AO Festival Film Introductions, 2017
By Wolfram Hannemann
Welcome to our celluloid extravaganza, at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe! I will be your anchorman for this weekend. As such I will tell you bits and pieces about the films before each screening and I will do this in German and English. To make it a little bit more interesting let me tell you that I won’t repeat myself. So the things I am telling you in German will be different from the things I am telling you in English.
Verblasste 70mm-Filmkopien haben ihre ganz eigene Magie
Von Thomas Hauerslev
Wir begrüßen Sie zur dreizehnten Auflage des Todd-AO Festivals im renommierten Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe. Die 13 ist in diesem September scheinbar unsere Glückszahl. Das 2005 erstmals unter dem Motto „Feiern Sie mit uns ein GROSSARTIGES Wochenende mit einem GROSSEN Filmformat auf einer GROSSbildwand“ veranstaltete Festival ist inzwischen aus den Kinderschuhen heraus. Das Motto ist allerdings immer noch gültig und im Laufe von 12 Jahren bzw. 13 Festivals später hat die Schauburg ein treues Stammpublikum gewonnen, das Jahr für Jahr wiederkommt.

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Faded 70mm prints have their own special magic
Faded 70mm prints have their own special magic
By Thomas Hauerslev
Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Todd-AO Festival here at the prestigious Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe. It seems 13 is our lucky number this September. What started in 2005 with this catch line: "Come celebrate with us a BIG weekend, with a BIG film format on a BIG screen", has now entered it's teenage years. The catch line is still valid, and in 12 years, and 13 festivals later, the Schauburg has built up a core audience who comes back year after year.

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Flying Clipper, Wiederaufführung der englischen Sprachfassung in digital restaurierter 4K Version
Von Schauburg Cinerama Press Bureau
Am Vorabend unseres traditionellen Todd-AO 70mm-Filmfestivals präsentieren wir den Film erstmals in einer digitalen 4K-Version, die von einer original 70mm-Kino-Kopie abgetastet und hochwertig digital restauriert wurde. Zu unserer Sondervorstellung am 21. September um 20 Uhr erwarten wir prominente Gäste, die maßgeblich bei der Entstehung des Films beteiligt waren.

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2016
12. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival. 30. September - 2. October, 2016
By Born & Hauerslev
We have launched the 12th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 30. September - 2. October, 2016 at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe, Germany. Come and enjoy  the world of LARGE FORMAT film. From vintage classics to the latest Roadshow 70mm films, all of which proudly carry trade names of large format motion picture processes. Join us and be part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world - including Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Denmark, England, USA, Japan, Sweden and France - and many more.

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70MM is a Pretty Good Reason - Foreword for 2016
Todd-AO Festival Film Introductions, 2016
By Wolfram Hannemann
On this weekend I would like to invite you to Minnie's Haberdashery, which the Hateful Eight will turn into a Little Shop of Horrors during the course of an evening, while some Gorillas in the Mist are tracked down by Dick Tracy during his Hunt for Red October.

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7OMM allerdings ein verdammt guter Grund
Von Thomas Hauerslev
Für die Leser dieser Festivalbroschüre sind 7OMM allerdings ein verdammt guter Grund. Um dem Slogan aus „The Hateful Eight“ von Quentin Tarantino gerecht zu werden, habe ich sie für das 12. Todd-AO-Festival etwas überarbeitet. Natürlich gibt es eine ganze Reihe guter Gründe, um die schöne Stadt Karlsruhe zu besuchen, für uns Festivalbesucher ist jedoch nichts so wichtig wie 7OMM
70MM is a Pretty Good Reason - Foreword for 2016
By Thomas Hauerslev

F
or the readers of this Festival Brochure, 7OMM is a pretty good reason. To honor the catch phrase from Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight", I have re-written it mildly for the 12th Todd-AO Festival. Of course, there are plenty of good reasons for going to the beautiful city of Karlsruhe, but for we festival guests, nothing matters like 7OMM

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"2OO1" & Jan Harlan goes to Karlsruhe
By Thomas Hauerslev

Jan Harlan will introduce a digital screening of "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" on September 29th, at the Schauburg. Jan have flown over from London especially to be with us that night. Throughout the weekend, we are quite sure, that "2OO1" in 2K, surely will be a topic of passionate discussions among the audience and 7OMM fans alike. Hopefully there will be no extremely odd things going on, and "2OO1" will look and sound better than ever. Please welcome Jan Harlan with us at the Schauburg.

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Schnitzled-up with Jan Harlan in Karlsruhe
What 7OMM is to Johan Wolthuis
By Thomas Hauerslev
Johann Wolthuis has been crucially instrumental in reviving world wide interest in 70mm. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that there might not have been the same level of awareness and appreciation of the 70mm format without his tireless dedication, advocacy and enthusiasm, which goes back for over three decades. We who love 70mm and see it as the greatest and grandest medium for the moving image of them all, owe him a great deal. He speaks most eloquently for us all.
Some notes from Karlsruhe
By Anders M Olsson
Last time I was in Karlsruhe, two years ago, was very heavy on German films and German dubbed prints. This year they were back to their usual mix of German and English prints. I have no problem to sit through a film dubbed in German, even though I don't understand it all. If it's a good film that I haven't seen before, it only means that I'll have to revisit it later on, on DVD or Blu-ray.
The Widest Story Ever Told
Von Christian Appelt
Am 12. Oktober 1956 präsentierte MGM Camera 65 im Rahmen der SMPTE-Konferenz in einer Demonstrationsvorführung. Douglas Shearer und Robert Gottschalk von Panavision stellten die Flexibilität des Formats heraus. “Vom Standpunkt des Produzenten aus ist die Wahlmöglichkeit des endgültigen Verleihformats einer der Vorzüge dieses 65-mm-Verfahrens”

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SCHAUBURG 2015 TODD-AO FESTIVAL

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11. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival 2015
By Born & Hauerslev
We have launched the 11th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 9 - 11 October 2015 at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe, Germany. For three days in October Filmtheater Schauburg celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films in 70mm - the HD of film formats.
70MM at the Schauburg. Todd-AO Festival Report
By Thomas Hauerslev
Every year in October a group of around 200 people meet in a cinema in Baden-Württemberg, in the south of Germany. A large part of the audience comes from Germany of course, but there are guests from all over Europe, the United States and as far away as Japan. What are they doing? They are watching classic 70MM films, many of which they often have seen many times before.
The music of BENJAMIN FRANKEL
By Udo Heimansberg
The music for BATTLE OF THE BULGE was his only score recorded in full stereophonic sound- and also his last one! In 1967 Warner records published a soundtrack album featuring the original recordings, but only about 40 minutes of music, including the infamous “Tank Men's Song”. The LP quickly disappeared, became a collector's item sold at high prices. There was a Japanese Vinyl re-issue in the 80s and a CD in the 90s, also from Japan. Beside a long playing record of “THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA” no other works by Benjamin Frankel were available- until 1998!
Ken Annakin. Director in Todd-AO and Ultra Panavision 70
Von Thomas Hauerslev
Doch was die Entscheidung angeht, die „Fliegenden Kisten“ in Todd-AO zu drehen, so war dies einfach die logische Wahl. Es war damals das größte Filmformat und ich wusste, dass ich die Leinwand mit vielen Menschen und Flugzeugen füllen wollte. Wirklich beeindruckend sind nun diese winzigen Flugzeuge in einem riesigen leeren Himmel, und das erreicht man nur mit 70mm.
"Push the button Max!"
By Thomas Hauerslev
All this in 70MM would not be the same without the Schauburg with its rich history, red curtains and curved screen. From the box-office lady who welcomes you in a friendly voice, to the rare GONG before the film begins, or the exhibited DP70 projector in the foyer.
"Drück aufs Knöpfchen, Max!“
Von Thomas Hauerslev
All dies in 70mm wäre nicht dasselbe ohne die Schauburg mit ihrer ereignisreichen Vergangenheit, den roten Vorhängen und der gekrümmten Leinwand. Von der Dame an der Kasse, die sie freundlich begrüßt, bis zum seltenen GONG zu Vorführungsbeginn oder dem ausgestellten DP70-Projektor im Foyer.
Todd-AO Festival Film Introductions, 2015
By Wolfram Hannemann
Welcome to the 11th Todd-AO 70mm film festival. With our intros we want to give our projection team enough time to perfectly lace up those big, wide rolls of film in our DP70. Beware! It will be one of the most colourful festivals we had in recent years. That means that we won’t be just treated to red or magenta, but to real colours – thanks to two brand new 70mm prints, two Orwo prints and two post 1982 prints. But don’t panic: you will also be able to see those unique faded prints as well! You see, we got everything covered!
"MacKenna's Gold" at the Schauburg
in70mm.com/Schauburg Cinerama Press Release
Schauburg Cinerama and in70mm.com are proud to announce a rare presentation of a Carl Foreman production of a J. Lee Thomson film "MacKenna's Gold" from 1969 on Thursday 8. October, 2015. The film will presented in 35mm Technicolor and 4-track magnetic stereo. This screening is our farewell tribute to Egyptian actor Omar Sharif who played greatest film doctor of all time. "MacKenna's Gold" was the pinnacle of his acting career in the '60s.
 
 
Todd-AO Festival Preparations
By Born & Hauerslev
The Todd-AO Festival is due to begin in a week from now. Here is a quick look behind the scenes about all the preparations which goes into this remarkable weekend. Festival planning actually starts a few days after the previous weekend has ended and continues through the year. The first 70mm prints starts to arrive in early August. Projection team are quality checking each reel of vintage 70mm film which has been brought out of the freezers after many years in storage.
Todd-AO Festival 70mm Film Intro
By Wolfram Hannemann
The 10th anniversary program features more colors than just the „official Todd-AO pink“. Thanks to Sovscope! Obviousely communism was able to succeed where capitalism failed – striking 70mm prints which do not fade. However, pink will still be very present during this weekend, in various stages. A fact that we all have to live with. At least we still get organic material fed into our projectors at 24 frames per second as opposed to zeros and ones coming from a hard drive. And I am sure that this is exactly the reason we all are here for.
Pictures from the 10th Todd-AO Festival
See some snap shorts from the Todd-AO Festival at the grand Schauburg Cinerama cinema in Karlsruhe, germany. Gallery will be updated evry day as the festival continues through the weekend

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2014
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Schauburg Cinerama Premieres New "Oklahoma!" DCP 2. October 2014
By Born & Hauerslev
Fred Zinnemann's beloved OSCAR winning musical "Oklahhoma!" (1955) will have it's European DCP premiere at one of the most prestigious 70mm cinemas; the Schauburg in Karlsruhe, Germany. It is a single screening of the new and much anticipated digital 4K restoration of this classic musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Forget the Hateful Eight, here comes the Glorious Ten!!! - 70mm Foreword for 2014
By Mark Lyndon
Wilkommen, Bien-venue, Welcome! Meine Damen und Herren, Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to write these words of welcome to the tenth Todd-AO Film Festival in what promises to be a vintage year, here at the Schauburg Cinerama Theatre in Karlsruhe.
Vergessen Sie „The Hateful Eight“, hier kommen die glorreichen Zehn!!!
Von Mark Lyndon
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Meine Damen und Herren, Ladies and Gentlemen, es bereitet mir große Freude, diese Begrüßungsworte für das zehnte Todd-AO-Filmfestival in diesem vielversprechenden Jahr hier in der Schauburg in Karlsruhe zu schreiben.
Pictures from the 10th Todd-AO Festival
See some snap shorts from the Todd-AO Festival at the grand Schauburg Cinerama cinema in Karlsruhe, germany. Gallery will be updated evry day as the festival continues through the weekend
Poster Displays from 10th Todd-AO 70mm Festival, 2014
Less than 100 films were made in 65mm. Still, those titles have acquired such an aura of mystique, that fans are flying in from around the world to see them. Here is a preview of the famous poster displays from the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe, as we are approaching the 10th Todd-AO Festival in October 2014
FLAMMENDE JAHRE. Der erste 70mm Panorama-Spielfilm
Von
Ruth Pergen & Klaus Zunker
Der Mensch ist groß. Aber wie schwer ist es, seine Größe, seine Größe in Leid und in Freude, zu erkennen und schwerer noch zu gestalten. Der berühmte ukrainische Schriftsteller und Regisseur Alexander Dowshenko besaß diese Menschenliebe und diese künstlerische Meisterschaft, in all seinen Werken dem Menschen ein Denkmal zu setzen.
Todd-AO Festival 70mm Film Intro
By Wolfram Hannemann
The 10th anniversary program features more colors than just the „official Todd-AO pink“. Thanks to Sovscope! Obviousely communism was able to succeed where capitalism failed – striking 70mm prints which do not fade. However, pink will still be very present during this weekend, in various stages. A fact that we all have to live with. At least we still get organic material fed into our projectors at 24 frames per second as opposed to zeros and ones coming from a hard drive. And I am sure that this is exactly the reason we all are here for.
The Greatest Show in Todd-AO: Mission Report from Karlsruhe
By Thomas Hauerslev
The Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg is not only pretzel, sekt, schnitzel and Hoepfner's hefewize, it is indeed about going to the movies in style. An experience all by itself. Seeing the films at the Schauburg like seeing the films as they were originally presented - in a big cinema, on a a huge curved screen with red curtains and a Gong. It's all about showmanship and presentation, and very few cinemas do it better than the staff of the Schauburg.
Report from The 10th Todd-AO 70mm festival in Karlsruhe
By Johan Wolthuis
The beautiful Schauburg Theatre in Karlsruhe, was the place to be for 70mm fans from all over the world. In the first weekend of October people from Germany, England, Switzerland, Danemark, Austria, France, Tjech Republic, the Netherlands and even an enthousiastic film student from Japan, came especially to visit this famous film festival. With its unique program of famous 70mm films presented on the large curved Cinerama screen.
"Meine Lieder-Meine Träume" in Germany
By
Udo Heimansberg
In the southern part of Germany in the Frankfurt branch of 20th Century Fox there was a guy who hated this end of the film and cut it off himself. A far relative of Robert Wise wrote to the producer/director about this screening, and their reaction came immediately. The film was completed again and there might have been only a handful of screenings at the time.

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2013
9th Todd-AO 70mm Festival
By Born & Hauerslev
The 9th “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 20 - 22 September 2013 at the Schauburg in Karlsruhe, Germany. The festival celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films projected on a curved screen in 70mm on vintage and historically correct Philips DP70 and DP75 projectors. Some films are in their original versions and some "70mm Vintage Classics", are dubbed into German.
70MM in FOCUS
By Born & Hauerslev
Welcome to the 9th Todd-AO festival at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe. The international 70mm Film Festival, which celebrates LARGE format films as they were meant to be seen: IN 70MM on the CURVED screen. …and now, "Gong", start projector, cue curtain, dim the lights, open dowser, focus, check sound.....the show is running.........another unforgettable weekend at the Schauburg!
Herzlich Wilkommen
Von Born & Hauerslev
Herzlich willkommen beim 9. Todd-AO Festival in der Schauburg in Karlsruhe! Das internationale 70mm-Filmfestival, wo Filme im GROSSFORMAT so vorgeführt werden, wie es ursprünglich gedacht war: IN 70MM auf der GEKRÜMMTEN Leinwand. ...Und jetzt: „Gong“, Projektor starten, Vorhang auf, Beleuchtung dimmen, Blende auf, Scharfstellen, Soundcheck.....Film ab.........Auf ein weiteres unvergessliches Wochenende in der Schauburg!
Todd-AO Festival 2013 introductions
By Wolfram Hannemann
Good morning, Widescreeners! According to our mission statement that „we will show and watch everything, provided that it is 70mm wide“, we have prepared another fine selection of rarities and oddities that will make your hearts jump. And to be honest: who cares about color, anyway? The wider the image, the better it compensates for faded colors, doesn’t it?
Interview with Director of Photography Peter Rohe
By Gerhard Fromm
With regards to technology it was decided from the beginning to use the 70mm format because the film would be shown on an extremely large screen. With 6 by 18 meters the screen is almost the size of that in a drive-in, but in comparison the auditorium inside the BMW museum is relatively small. With a capacity of 120 visitors you are directly sitting in front of grain and resolution.

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DP70: Die Geschichte des Todd-AO Projektors
Von Thomas Hauerslev
Heute haben die meisten Kinos auf digitale Vorführverfahren umgestellt und der DP70 wird - wie auch alle anderen Filmprojektoren - nur noch selten benötigt. In den meisten Kinos haben sie nun ausgedient, es gibt jedoch ein paar rühmliche Ausnahmen wie etwa die Schauburg oder andere 70mm-Kinos.
DP70: A Story of the Todd-AO Projector
By Thomas Hauerslev
Today, when most cinemas have converted to digital presentations, there is less need for the DP70 – or any other film projector – and most of the machines are now redundant, with notable exceptions such as the Schauburg, and other 70mm venues.
Interview with Mr Hans-Kristian Bukholm
By Thomas Hauerslev
70mm really started with me when I was 14 years old and I saw David Lean’s masterpiece “Lawrence of Arabia” at a small cinema in Bergen on the west coast of Norway. Being able to count the grains of sand in the desert, that was a major thing for me when I decided to become a cinematographer.

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2012
70MM Is BACK!
By Born & Hauerslev
We invite you to the 8th Todd-AO festival, the international 70mm festival which celebrates LARGE format films as they were meant to be seen: on the BIG curved screen
Todd-AO Festival Poster Displays
By Hauerslev's Photo Service
The colorful poster displays for the Todd-AO Festival is always a joy to behold, and 2012 is no exception. Blue, white, black, yellow and red is a combination that spells CINEMA!!
"The Master" - Die Deutschland-Premiere in Panavision Super 70
Von Clemens Scherer
Für eine Präsentation im Rahmen ihres 8. TODD-AO Festivals erhielt sie kurzfristig und überraschend eine 70mm Kopie des neuen Films von Paul Thomas Anderson. Auf diese Deutschlandpremiere von "The Master" konnte man sehr gespannt sein.
Interview with Mr Hans-Kristian Bukholm
By Thomas Hauerslev
70mm really started with me when I was 14 years old and I saw David Lean’s masterpiece “Lawrence of Arabia” at a small cinema in Bergen on the west coast of Norway. Being able to count the grains of sand in the desert, that was a major thing for me when I decided to become a cinematographer.
Norwegian 70mm Film Maker Attending Schauburg's Todd-AO Festival
Hans Kristian Bukholm will introduce his 70mm short film "Svalbard - Arctic Seasons" Sunday afternoon which is very rarely shown out side Norway. There will be a q/a after the screening.
MCS 70 Camera on Display in Schauburg
One of the original M.C.S.-70 Superpanorama cameras, originally made by Jan Jacobsen in the early 1960s, will be on display during 8. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival 2012 on the Saturday and Sunday in the Schauburg foyer.
"The Master" Presseheft
Von Schauburg Kino
Ein eindrucksvolles Portrait von Herumtreibern und Suchenden im Amerika der Nachkriegszeit, schildert den Weg des Marine-Veterans Freddie, der verstört und orientierungslos aus dem Krieg zurückkehrt, bis er in den Bann einer Bewegung namens „The Cause“ sowie ihres charismatischen Anführers Lancaster Dodd.
"The Master" goes to Karlsruhe for 70mm Festival
in70mm.com Newswire
Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film "The Master" will be shown in 70mm at one of Europe's most prestigious 70mm film festivals, the "Todd-AO Festival" on Sunday October 7, 2012 at the Schauburg Cinerama cinema in Karlsruhe in Germany. It is a single screening of one of the most anticipated films of 2012.

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Photography of "The Master" in 65mm
 
 
8th Todd-AO Festival About to Begin
The bill board is ready, the posters are printed, the flyer are all over town and the chandeliers have been cleaned.
Für jeden etwas auf dem 7. Todd-AO 70mm Festival im Schauburg Filmtheater
Von Brian Guckian
Das diesjährige 70mm Festival lockte Gäste aus ganz Europa, einige kamen sogar aus den USA angereist. Die Teilnehmer erhielten eine ausführliche Festival-Broschüre, die den sowohl lehrreichen als auch unterhaltsamen Aspekt des Festivals auswies, das für alle ernsthaften Freunde des Filmes und des Kinos ein „Muss“ ist.
Victor Young 1900 - 1956
Von Udo Heimansberg
Victor Young wurde in Chicago in eine musikalische Familie hineingeboren- seine Eltern waren viel auf Tournee und schickten den kleinen Victor 1906 nach Warschau zu den Großeltern.
Anmerkungen zu den dreharbeiten Von "Lawrence von Arabien"
Von Mike Fox
"Lawrence of Arabia" nach mehr als einem halbes Jahrhundert als bestes Beispiel für Wüstenfotografie in der Geschichte des Spielfilm gelten kann. Ich wüßte nicht, was ein heutiger Kameramann tun könnte, um das zu schlagen oder auch nur damit gleichzuziehen.

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SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2011
70mm-Festival October 2011
By Born & Hauerslev
The 7th “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ is being prepared at the Schauburg in Karlsruhe. A majestic weekend in the splensour of 70mm on the curved Cinerama screen. This year we are honored by a visit by our special guest, acclaimed film historian and OSCAR winner Mr. Kevin Brownlow, who will give his exciting lecture about early large format films
Karlsruhe Film introductions
By Wolfram Hannemann
Variety is the spice of life. And variety is also reflected in this year’s festival. We have it all! And features quite a number of productions which haven’t been shown before in this country!
7th Todd-AO Festival Foreword
By/von Born / Hauerslev

we are proud to present our program. We welcome all of you, and hope you will enjoy the 7th Todd-AO Festival. / Vor diesem Hintergrund präsentieren wir Ihnen mit Stolz unser Programm. Wir heißen Sie alle herzlich willkommen und wünschen Ihnen viel Vergnügen beim 7. Todd-AO-Festival.
Für jeden etwas auf dem 7. Todd-AO 70mm Festival in der Filmtheater Schauburg
By Brian Guckian
This year’s 70mm festival drew visitors from all over Europe, as well as further afield from the US. Attendees received a comprehensive souvenir programme emphasising how this is as much an educational event as it is an entertaining one, and a must for anyone who is serious about Cinema.
The Last Billboard Painter of Karlsruhe
By Herbert Born
We are proud to use Mr. Haas' skills on our facade. Few cinemas have room for it, but we do, and the audience appreciate the work he does

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Mr. Haas - Billboard Painter of Karlsruhe, Germany
Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg FLYT
By Born & Hauerslev
Be amazed! Come and see 70mm in all it spectacular splendour and "sharp as hell" quality  - nothing beats 70mm as the best possible way to experience motion pictures in a state of the art cinema
Kevin Brownlow @ the Schauburg
By Thomas Hauerslev
Kevin Brownlow gave his lecture to an enthusiastic audience on a October Friday evening. The OSCAR winner was warmly welcomed by the 70mm delegates, who all enjoyed hearing about early large format presentations
Kevin Brownlow Interview - Part 1
Von Mark Lyndon
Meine Mutter sagte, ich solle sofort nach Hause kommen – und das tat ich; sie sagte, Abel Gance sei im NFT, er hätte gerade Kontakt aufgenommen.
Canadian 70mm Short Films
By Bill Kretzel
There is a long 70mm short-film tradition in Canada. In this page, five films are presented with full credits and background
70mm-Filmfestival in der Schauburg
Von Dr. Peter Kohl 
Für die Freunde des 70mm-Films findet die schönste Bescherung des Jahres nicht im Dezember an Weihnachten statt, sondern Anfang Oktober in der Schauburg.
Hallo Hollywood ... hier spricht Anna!
Von Anna Rudschies
Ich werfe das Gepäck in eine Ecke, ziehe mich um und haste zur Schauburg. Erst als ich vor dem handgemalten Festivalposter stehe, auf dem die wunderbaren Worte „70mm“, „Todd-AO“ und „Cinerama“ prangen, fällt die Anspannung von mir ab und verwandelt sich in pure Freude.

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2010
6. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany
By Thomas Hauerslev
For three days in October Filmtheater Schauburg celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films in 70mm - the HD of film formats. A variety of old 70mm films with a GALA performance on Saturday evening. Some films are in their original versions and some, "70mm Vintage Classics", are dubbed into German.
Jess Conrad visits 70mm Film Festival
By Thomas Hauerslev
Mr. Conrad was invited to Karlsruhe to attend the German 70mm premiere of the "forgotten" 9th Cinerama film "The Golden Head". This was the first time he saw the film - 45 years after the premiere.
70mm Festival Film Introductions
By Wolfram Hannemann
On behalf of the Schauburg Cinerama Theatre it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 6. Todd-AO 70mm film festival to join us for our nostalgia trip in the splendor of Todd-AO!
As Good As It Gets
By Anna Rudschies
Seitdem ich diese Kolumne plane, versuche ich, etwas Schlechtes am diesjährigen Festival zu finden. Der Fairness wegen. Lieber Herr Born … ich habe nichts finden können. Nobody does it better.

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2009
5th Todd-AO Festival
By Thomas Hauerslev
We are now finalizing the 5th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“, dedicated to a movie format over 50 years old

 
Karlsruhe 2009 Goodies
70mm Foreword, Wolfram Hannemann's introductions
Reclaim the Cinemas!
By Thomas Hauerslev
Less than 100 films were made in 65mm. Still, those titles have acquired such an aura of mystique, that fans are flying in from around the world to see them.
Rückeroberung der Kinos!
Von Thomas Hauerslev

In den 50er und 60er Jahren gab es weniger als 100 Filme in 70mm. Dennoch haben diese Titel einen derartigen Zauber entwickelt, wie das Königtum Kino, so dass Fans aus allen Teilen der Welt anreisen, um sie zu sehen.
70mm Foreword
By Thomas Hauerslev
It is time to move inside and see films again. BIGGER, BRIGHTER and SHARPER films
Film Introductions
By Wolfram Hannemann
You are probably accustomed to my German-sounding English, which still hasn‘t improved much. To all those of you who are here for the first time I can assure you that my German is worse than my English.

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2008
4th Todd-AO Festival
By Thomas Hauerslev
70mm film festival in the  Schauburg Kino in Karlsruhe
3-5 October 2008. 70mm films presented on the huge curved screen in all their screen splendour.
"The making of" Tanakh Bibelen al-Quran
By Ole Mads Sirks Vevle
A totally new presentation, a radical shift of perspective. Instead of focusing on the literal meaning of the text, I would focus on the underlying structures that enable meaning to appear.
Walter P. Siegmund, a small bio
I was born in Bremen, Germany in 1925. We left for New York and arrived on September 13, 1930 and left immediately for Rochester, New York.
"The Last Valley" introduction
By Udo Heimansberg
“The Last Valley“ was first shown in German cinemas in 1971. Although it had been filmed in 70mm, only 35mm copies (Technicolor print copies!) were used to present it.
Todd-AO Festival introductions
By Wolfram Hannemann
The meaning of life is 70mm wide and has 6 track stereophonic sound! And obviously I am not the only one who is thinking so – just look at this amazing audience!

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2007
Todd-AO FestivaL 2007
By Thomas Hauerslev

This is a BIG weekend, in the BIG film format on our a BIG screen. Be a part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world
Grant's Blow-Up-Tagebuch
Von Grant Lobban
Mit "Blow-up" bezeichnet man eine 70mm Kopie, die durch optische Vergrößerung eines kleineren Formates, meistens 35mm, hergestellt wurde.
70mm: Nobody Does it Better
Von Thomas Hauerslev
Die offenkundige Lösung ist, einen großformatigen 70mm-Film mit seiner gegenüber dem Standardfilm dreifachen Auflösung zu verwenden. Bei 70 mm ist weniger Vergrößerung erforderlich, und die verbesserte Qualität ist sofort bemerkbar. Es wird eine sehr eindrucksvolle Erfahrung für die meisten sein, anders als alles, was sie bis dahin gesehen haben.
70mm: Nobody Does it Better
By Thomas Hauerslev
The obvious solution is to use large format 70mm film with its 3X times the resolution of standard film. With 70mm, less magnification is required and the improved quality is noticeable at once. It will be a high-impact experience for most people, unlike anything they have seen previously.
3rd. Todd-AO festival Reviews
The heroes of the weekend were the 2 projectionists Vincent and Markus who both did a terrific job!
Film Introductions
By Wolfram Hannemann
I'm your host during this 3rd Todd-AO 70mm weekend

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2006
Todd-AO Festival 2006
By Thomas Hauerslev
During a full [2006] October weekend, classic epics will be shown in the impressive 70mm format on a huge 136 sqm curved screen in the famous classic cinema. Come and celebrate with us the BIG weekend, in the BIG film format on our a BIG screen. Share the excitement with visitors from all around the world - including Germany, Denmark, England, USA and France - and hopefully many more. Highlight from the 2nd Todd-AO Festival in Karlsruhe, October 2006.
Introductions by Wolfram Hannemann
By Wolfram Hannemann
It's my pleasure to welcome you to the second Todd-AO 70mm film festival with which we are also celebrating this theatre’s one hundredth birthday.

SCHAUBURG TODD-AO FESTIVAL 2005
Schauburg Kino & Theater
By Herbert Born
A 50th anniversary is celebrated in gigantic proportions in October. 50 years ago Todd-AO introduced the 70mm format with its large and sharp images, almost three dimensional, and sound with five channels behind the screen and surround effects in the cinema.
Todd-AO Epilouge
By Walter Siegmund
We can at least say, we once had our day and perhaps we did leave our mark on the revival of motion pictures - fifty years ago.
70mm is Back by Popular Demand
By Thomas Hauerslev
Highlight from the 1st Todd-AO Festival in Karlsruhe, October 2005.
70mm Weekend Reviews
The view from the front row, the ultimate test for focus and clarity in projection, was fantastic. We enjoyed a crystal clear and sharply focussed projected image throughout.
Review of the 2005 Karlsruhe 70mm Weekend
By Clemens Scherer
Our thanks to Herbert Born and the whole team for this successful festival. With good hopes we now await the rebirth of more classics.

TODD-AO FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Schauburg's Printed Program
By Herbert Born
I'm pleased to announce the web publication of all our printed programs brochures from the past Todd-AO Festivals. Publication also include our free monthly magazine (in German) with our current program. All free of charge for on-line reading and free down-load.
 
 

Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 07-09-2018